It's about one-thirtieth as tall as Maxwell Montes.
In other words, the height of Maxwell Montes is 29 times 496 paces.(Ishtar Terra, Venus)
Maxwell Montes rises to a total height of 14,000 paces. Since Venus does not seem to have the kind of tectonic activity which gives rise to mountains on Earth, the origin of the Venusian mountain remains the subject of some dispute.
It's about thirty times as tall as a Telephone Pole.
In other words, the height of a Telephone Pole is 0.029 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. Utility Pole, a.k.a Power Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Pole, a.k.a. Telegraph Post, a.k.a. Hydro Pole) (exposed height; per Florida Public Service Commission average)
A standard telephone pole is 14 paces tall. Despite alternatives, most telephone poles in the US are made of wood — most commonly pine — and have a lifespan of 25 to 50 years, depending on climate and preservatives applied.
It's about 45 times as long as a London bus.
In other words, 496 paces is 45.1 times the length of a London bus, and the length of a London bus is 0.0222 times that amount.(Routemaster Double-Decker, RM standard specification)
The Routemaster Double-Decker buses, well-known as icons of London, measure 11 paces in length. The buses were said to be well-designed for travel in the London traffic, as they offered an open door for riders to board and exit even while the bus was moving at low speeds, and a full-time conductor to collect fares.
It's about 60 times as tall as a Giraffe.
It's about one-seventieth as tall as Olympus Mons.
In other words, the height of Olympus Mons is 71 times 496 paces.(a.k.a. Mount Olympus) (Mars)
The tallest mountain in the solar system, Olympus Mons rises to approximately 35,000 paces. The mountain has been known to astronomers since the nineteenth century because it is tall enough to rise above Mars' frequent dust storms.
It's about 95 times as long as a Beetle (Volkswagen).
In other words, 496 paces is 92.66 times the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen), and the length of a Beetle (Volkswagen) is 0.01079 times that amount.(1964 model) (a.k.a. Volkswagen 1200, a.k.a. Käfer)
A 1964 Volkswagen Beetle measures 5.353 paces. As the longest continuously-produced automobile design — in production for 75 years between 1938 and 2003 — the Beetle was voted the most fourth-most influential car of the twentieth century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation.
It's about 150 times as tall as a Christmas Tree (artificial).
In other words, the height of a Christmas Tree (artificial) is 0.0063 times 496 paces.(artificial; average height)
The most common height of an artificial Christmas Tree is 3 paces. According to the most recent USDA Census of Agriculture, a total of 1,389.59 sq. km (343,374 acres) of Christmas Trees were farmed in the US in 2007.
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